After the US-China Trade War (Project-Syndicate)

Trade truce or not, a protracted Cold War-like conflict between the United States and China has already begun. That should worry the US, which, unlike China, is devoid of a long-term strategic framework.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/after-us-china-trade-war-by-stephen-s-roach-2019-11

Stephen S. Roach, a faculty member at Yale University and former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, is the author of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China.

China’s Risky Endgame in Hong Kong (Project-Syndicate)

In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that by the time the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary in 2049, it should be a “great modern socialist country” with an advanced economy. But following through with planned measures to tighten mainland China’s grip on Hong Kong would make achieving that goal all but impossible.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/china-hong-kong-crackdown-security-by-minxin-pei-2019-11

Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

China is waking up to data protection and privacy. Here’s why that matters (WEF)

In September 2019, China had its own version of the FaceApp privacy storm. Using artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques, the Zao app allowed users to swap faces with celebrities in movies or TV shows. It went viral as a tool for creating deepfakes, but concerns soon arose as people noticed that Zao’s user agreement gave the app the global rights to use any image or video created on the platform for free.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/china-data-privacy-laws-guideline/

 – Adjunct Professor, New York University